Well, in less than half a day I leave Redmond for Lincoln, my first vacation from work, and my first trip "home" from my new home. It's a strange feeling. A couple days ago, when I saw my Orbitz reminder email, my heart started racing as I actually thought that I had booked my flights in the wrong order. But, I thought about it for a minute, and the Seattle area is my home now, not Lincoln.
See you guys soon. Well, most of you. Several of my friends, most recently Clay in his blog, have been lamenting on how they've grown to resent life in Kauffman, hoping for something more normal. But, I really miss the unbridled, suffocating absurdity of Kauffman life. I loved the idiotic drama of so many smart people pushed to the brink of exhaustion doing every bizarre thing they could to stave off insanity. The real world just isn't as cool, even if it is a really awesome little chunk of the real world.
(On a related note, I'm shocked at how awful the performance of Blogger is; specifically, the editing and administration pages. They fail to load or take a full minute to do so on a strikingly regular basis. I mean, it's run by Google... surely they can do much better than this. At least reading blogs is fine.)